Plimpton-Poorvu 2019 Design Prize

2018 Plimpton-Poorvu Design Prize winner: "Port District Interbay: Seattle" by Georgios Avramides MDes ’18, Duly Lee MDes ’18, John Lee MDes ’18, Emily Marsh MUP ’18, and Alex Rawding MUP ’18.

Join the GSD for the annual showcase and presentation of the 2019 finalists of the Plimpton-Poorvu Design Prize. Explore the finalists’ submissions and enjoy refreshments as you hear from the top winning teams.

Recipients

The 2019 Prize winners and faculty advisors with William J. Poorvu (MBA '58) (second from the left), Samuel Plimpton (MBA '77, MArch '80) (left), and Dean Mostafavi (fourth from the right), during a reception in Stubbins.
The 2019 Prize winners and faculty advisors with William J. Poorvu MBA '58 (second from the left), Samuel Plimpton MBA '77, MArch '80 (left), and Dean Mostafavi (fourth from the right), during a reception in Stubbins.

The 2019 first prize has been awarded to Sam Adkisson (MAUD ’19) and Hiroki Kawashima (MAUD ’19). Their proposal, Metro Strand: Renewed Vitality for Overtown in an Urbanizing Miami, builds on the work they began in the “Multiple Miamis” studio taught by Chris Reed and Sean Canty in fall 2018. The project proposes a smarter way for Miami’s continued urbanization, with the added complexity of climate change, to establish a better method for future inner-city growth for the impoverished community of Overtown.

Second prize has been awarded to Augustinas Indrasius (MDes ’19), Peteris Lazovskis (MArch ’20), and Thomas Schaperkotter (March ’20). Their proposal, Carbon Park, LA, builds upon the work they begin in the 2018 Fourth Semester Architecture Core Studio “Relate.” The project reimagines how real estate investment may fuel social benefit and ecological sustainability by connecting private investment with public space to seek balance for investors, the downtown Los Angeles community, and California's growing carbon economy.


The Plimpton-Poorvu Design Prize was established with a gift by long-term friends, business partners, and GSD advocates Samuel Plimpton MBA '77, MArch '80 and William J. Poorvu MBA '58. The Prize recognizes the two top teams or individuals for a viable real estate project completed as part of the GSD curricula that best demonstrates feasibility in design, construction, economics, and in fulfillment of market and user needs.

Prize Committee members include:
Megan Panzano MArch ’10, Committee Chair, Assistant Professor of Architecture
David Gamble MAUD ’97, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design
Jesse Keenan, Lecturer in Architecture
• Jon Lott MArch ’05, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Paul Nakazawa MArch ’79, Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture
Chris Reed, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture
Rick Peiser MCRP ’77, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development
Bing Wang MAUD ’99, DDes ’04, Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment

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